“Big dreams, hard work, and serendipity” are the words Judge Christine M. Arguello of the United States District Court for the District of Colorado would use to describe how she achieved her professional successes as a lawyer and judge. But, she also acknowledges the help of various mentors and the support of academic institutions along her way to becoming a federal judge. She believes (and is bolstered by the results of a recent Gallup poll) that without this help, diverse and economically challenged students do not stand as good a chance of achieving such academic and professional success.
Is There a Better Exit Strategy Than Death?—Part II: The Interviews: Anonymous—”Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in.”
This two-part article discusses an issue nearly all lawyers must confront during their careers: developing and deploying an exit strategy. This can mean exiting one area of practice for another; transitioning from the law to a different endeavor; accommodating the demands of raising a family; and slowing down or retiring near the end of one’s career. The article explores the issue through the eyes of two groups of lawyers: the first group transitioned from the day-to-day practice of law to a different job; the second group sought to reduce their hours on the road to retirement.
On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, the Colorado Secretary of State gave notice of the permanent adoption of changes to the notary rules. The changes are extensive, including new requirements for exam-taking for new notaries and those subject to claims of misconduct; new guidelines for electronic notarization; requirements for notary trainers; and more. A redline of […]
The Holy Grail of legal education has long been teaching law students to “think like a lawyer.” Most of us have a vague sense of what that means and how it’s accomplished, but turns out it’s an actual brain process known to neuroscientists as conditioning.
Technology (including legal technology) moves fast, with new products and updates arriving at a dizzying pace. Wouldn’t it be nice if this burgeoning technology resulted in less time in the office and an increase in billings? Many attorneys are finding this to be the case. Automating systems and keeping better track of files and cases has actually resulted in more flexibility and peace of mind for attorneys, even those having to juggle more responsibilities. In addition, smaller firms have discovered by using new technologies they are able to better compete with larger firms.